Shout Out – IECEx 2020-10

October 15, 2020

IEM invites you (yes, YOU!) to the IECEx National Virtual Conference 2020, 20th October (Tuesday) 8.30am to 5pm. Contact alex.looi@live.com.my, valli@iem.org.my or sitiaisyah@iem.org.my


Chemical Engineer, Hong Wai Onn, launches the first book that has come out with stories from the palm oil mills

September 21, 2020

Dateline 2020-08-19, World Front News:

Possessing a degree in chemical engineering may lead a graduate to think that there are narrow career options. Not so, says Hong Wai Onn in his memoir “A Chemical Engineer in the Palm Oil Milling Industry”. The impetus for leveraging his degree began with an internship while completing his studies at university. He soon discovered that much of what made a good chemical engineer, including changing raw materials into useful products, easily transferred into a job that would bring success in a rapidly growing, globally important industry. His innate passion for learning intensified as he learned more about the universality of palm oil, and as he embarked on the speaking circuit, he eventually crafted this memoir.


IEM Shout Out – 2020-05 Talk on “HAZOP”

May 6, 2020

My technical division will be hosting a talk on the 9th May 2020. No official CPD points, as it is a webinar. The talk will be presented by yours truly, so come and fill seats, especially since I am giving it during the fasting month.

A Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) study is a formal, systematic and detailed examination of new or existing facilities. It focusses on the process, rather than risks from ‘outside the pipe’, which are better analyzed using other studies such as HIREC/ HAZID/ HER. A HAZOP assesses the hazard potential, causes and consequences on a facility when there are deviations to the operating conditions, or the manner of operations. Existing safeguards need are reviewed to determine whether they can eliminate the cause or minimize the consequence.

Ir. Razmahwata has 26 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, in both design and operations. He joined ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Malaysia Inc shortly after graduation in 1995. In 1998, he was reassigned to EMEPMI’s operations department. His responsibility was to provide technical support to an offshore production facility. His tasks were varied, included troubleshooting day to day challenges, managing retrofit projects, and leading safety cases. He was made the Company’s custody metering engineer in 2001, charged with leading the exercise to ensure the Company compliance with industry and company specifications was enhanced. Whilst in Poyry, Ir. Razmahwata has been a Senior Process Engineer for SembCorp’s Betara project. He has HAZOP, HAZID and SIL workshop leadership experience on offshore facilities. He has recently worked on a secondment providing detailed design services to a tanker to FPSO conversion project in Singapore. He supported ExxonMobil in developing measurement manuals, and leading an exercise to validate 59,000 line items. He is currently the Lead Engineer of IGL Services Sdn Bhd.

Register here, or download the form here.


IEM E-Library : A Selection of Process Safety Books

January 8, 2020

If you sign up for online access to IEM (you should), you have access to useful books via the e-library. As an example, I present some books for the process safety enthusiast.

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IEM Shout Out – APCChE 2019 1 of 2

October 30, 2019

The place looks sparce, but there were 1600+ participants, I promise you. We want to beat that number, for the APCChE 2021, to be held in Malaysia. Be there.

 


IEM Shout Out – CAFEO37 IEM Malaysian Pavillion 2 of 2

October 23, 2019

We look forward to you joining next year at Da Nang, Vietnam. This year, YB Tuan Baru Bian officiated the opening. We look forward to next year. Book your places now!


IEM Shout Out – CAFEO37 IEM Malaysian Pavillion 1 of 2

October 16, 2019

We look forward to you joining next year at Da Nang, Vietnam. This year, YB Tuan Baru Bian officiated the opening. We look forward to next year. Book your places now!


IEM Shout Out – Family Day 2019

October 9, 2019

Family Day 2019


IEM Shout Out – 2019-11 Technical Visit to Lynas

October 3, 2019

My technical division (and others) will be hosting a visit on the 2nd November, 2019.

Lynas Corporation Ltd is an Australian Stock Exchange 200 listed company. Its strategy is to create a reliable, fully integrated source of Rare Earths from mine through to market, and to become the benchmark for the security of supply and environmental standards in the global Rare Earths industry. Rare Earths are moderately abundant group of 15 metallic elements known as the Lanthanide series. These Rare Earths are playing a pivotal role in greenhouse gas reduction, are enablers of digital technology and its miniaturisation and are also supporting the uptake of energy efficient initiatives.

Lynas Advanced Materials Plant (LAMP), situated in Kuantan, Pahang is a state-of-the-art Rare Earths processing plant that process Rare Earths sourced from Mount Weld in Western Australia, the richest known deposit of Rare Earths in the world. The visit aims to enlighten participants of the properties of Rare Earths, their use and the daily operational aspects of LAMP.

PERNEPA ENGINEERING & MARITIME SERVICES SDN BHD (PEMS) 

Pernepa Engineering & Maritime Services Sdn Bhd (Persatuan Nelayan Pahang) (Kuantan Slipway) is providing complete facilities for building, repair and maintenance of medium size commercial, leisure and administrative vessel.

Participants will be familiarised among others, with the various types of vessel docking and new building, the facilities and services provided by the company.

Register here, or download the form here.


IEM Shout Out – 2019-11 Technical Visit to Lynas

September 26, 2019

My technical division (and others) will be hosting a visit on the 2nd November, 2019.

Lynas Corporation Ltd is an Australian Stock Exchange 200 listed company. Its strategy is to create a reliable, fully integrated source of Rare Earths from mine through to market, and to become the benchmark for the security of supply and environmental standards in the global Rare Earths industry. Rare Earths are moderately abundant group of 15 metallic elements known as the Lanthanide series. These Rare Earths are playing a pivotal role in greenhouse gas reduction, are enablers of digital technology and its miniaturisation and are also supporting the uptake of energy efficient initiatives.

Lynas Advanced Materials Plant (LAMP), situated in Kuantan, Pahang is a state-of-the-art Rare Earths processing plant that process Rare Earths sourced from Mount Weld in Western Australia, the richest known deposit of Rare Earths in the world. The visit aims to enlighten participants of the properties of Rare Earths, their use and the daily operational aspects of LAMP.

PERNEPA ENGINEERING & MARITIME SERVICES SDN BHD (PEMS) 

Pernepa Engineering & Maritime Services Sdn Bhd (Persatuan Nelayan Pahang) (Kuantan Slipway) is providing complete facilities for building, repair and maintenance of medium size commercial, leisure and administrative vessel.

Participants will be familiarised among others, with the various types of vessel docking and new building, the facilities and services provided by the company.

Register here, or download the form here.